03.30.10

Carole Rodenbucher Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Carole Rodenbucher for her commitment and service to Temple City by naming her a “Woman of the Year.” 

“Few people take the chance to give back to their community to the extent that Carole has,” said Schiff.  “Carole has helped develop our next generation of bright and giving Americans, and we are fortunate to have her leadership in our community.”

In 1985, when her son Ryan was at Young People’s Village Preschool, Carole started volunteering by attending all off-site outings and working on the first ever Camellia Parade float entry.  Since 1988, Carole has served as the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) president at Emperor Elementary School and at Temple City High School (TCHS).  She also held several PTA executive board positions and chairmanships.  She served on the Emperor School Site Council for two terms as chairman and secretary. 

Carole volunteered as Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 169; Webelos Leader; Den Leader Coach; and Tiger Cub coach, secretary, treasurer, and committee chairman for seven years.  She was also on the Lucky Baldwin Round Table Staff and Scout Expo, Pow Wow, Cub Scout, and Webelos Day Camps both at Trask and Cherry Valley.  She also taught “Cooking with Carole” for three years at Camp Trask.  She also served as the assistant to the Webelos Day Camp Director at Camp Trask for five years. 

In 1999, Carole was a chaperone for the TCHS trip to Germany, and in 2003, 2004, and 2005, Carole and her husband, Bob, were chaperones on the TCHS Washington, D.C. trips.  In 2005, Carole joined Friends of Foster Children in San Gabriel Valley. 

Carole’s family has coordinated the Camellia Festival grandstand seating for the last twelve years.  Carole is the General Chairman for 2010 and was Assistant General Chairman in 2009.  She was also in charge of the TCHS Grad Night Ram Discount Card in 2000 and 2004, helped on the game booths for Grad Night 2004, and continues to volunteer at Grad Night celebrations.

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.  These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region.  While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who – through their work or volunteerism – have improved the quality of life for our community.

Rep. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.